Transformative Touch by Michael

Based in Minneapolis, MN

In-studio services

Starting at $240

1 - 9 p.m. every day

Deep Tissue, Sports, Tandem & 3 other techniques

4 testimonials


My massage is all about healing, relaxing, refreshing and restoring body mind and soul.

I do this by resetting the nervous system and muscles and working your tissues with tender care. I carefully test and target reflexes as I balance and heal the relationships between muscle groups. I use a variety of pressures and techniques and work according to your needs.

My goal is to help you feel and perform better by correcting patterns of muscular compensation and through the... activation of specific pathways as I relax, heal, and refresh your body and mind, leaving you supple and at peace.

We will work to reset and optimize your breathing and posture, awaken your glutes, and make movement feel effortless. When we are done, you will feel stronger and healthier.

As I serve Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Twin Cities Metro area, my service is always LGBTQ friendly, and is open to all, including those who are gay, bisexual, pansexual, and straight.

I do all of my booking via text message.

Text me your name, the number of minutes you would like, and some examples of your availability. I will coordinate with you, propose a time and date, and answer any questions you may have.

Booking in advance is optimal.

Feel free to ask me about personal training and wellness consultation.


Based near: University Ave SE & SE Bedford Street Minneapolis, MN 55414

At Michael's studio

Michael's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Conscious Breathwork to Sports

60 min.
90 min.
120 min.
150 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Cash and Venmo accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Amounts listed are base rates only. Actual rates vary based on distance travelled, services provided, etc.
  • Ask about discounts for prepaid bodywork packages.
  • 10% off on Tuesdays
  • Discounts available for ask for details
Additional Info

Techniques: Conscious Breathwork, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Reflexology, Sports, Tandem

Experience: 6 years

In-studio amenities: Bottled Water, Candles, Drinking Water, Free Parking, Heated Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom, Secured Entrance/Doorman, Shower

Additional services: Cupping, Fitness training, Meditation coaching, Nutrition consulting, Personal coaching, Personal training


Sept. 2011 - Sept. 2013

MA Kinesiology

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Sept. 2009 - May 2011

BA Exercise Science

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Sept. 2006 - May 2009

AA Performing Arts

Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA


Gathered by Michael from admiring massage clients to share with you.

Sept. 27, 2023 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

Michael has fantastic hands and going to see him is such a joy. He always makes you feel seen and heard. Any concerns you have are always met with a kind, listening ear. I go for either the 90 or 120 minute massage and the sessions are just perfection.

When it comes to skill, Michael knows when to be gentle and soothing, and when to dig in to take care of your aches, pains, and any issues you've brought to his attention. You can really feel him tuning into your energy and your emotions as he works and resets you.

In addition to the bodywork, I really appreciate his sense of service and his helpfulness. He always offers a towel, a glass of water, and a shower. It's good to know that I'm in good hands and my needs are very important to him. I feel comfortable and cared for.

I go to Michael about once a week, and it would be an understatement to say that I look forward to it. Michael has brought me a lot of calm and peace, and I appreciate him. Highly recommended.

June 03, 2023 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

WOW. I was fortunate enough to schedule with Michael today, and it was nothing short of transcendent. I had a couple stress related spots in need of working out, and Michael expertly took care of them. In addition, he expertly worked out some other knots I wasn't even aware of. Under his skilled hands, I'm now feeling MUCH better and virtually pain free.
I appreciate the time he took prior to the massage to ask about any issues, preferred amount of pressure, temperature, etc. Michael is truly a gifted, caring, focused professional. I'll definitely be scheduling with him again.

Dec. 29, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

Michael provides a relaxing space, ample street parking, and his location is very easy to find. He is down to earth, and listens very carefully in order to adapt to each massage session.

Michael takes the time to get to know you and has the ability to make you feel instantly at ease and comfortable. You can feel his desire to make you healthier and happier using not only the art of massage, but also his kindness.

It's the little things that add to Michael's massage - his choice of oils and lotions, a heated table, calming music, and lightly scented candles.

I especially loved the foot hand, achilles tendon, face, and neck portions of the massage this time. Michael has the uncanny ability to pinpoint the problem areas and fix them. He is also always completely engaged throughout the entire session. His patience and kindness make you feel at home.

Michael takes his time and is committed to making sure you receive the best, most relaxing, and beneficial massage possible.

Michael not only helps heal the body, but also the mind and soul. He is truly committed to healing.

Feb. 13, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

Michael has a wonderful, healing presence. He is extremely skilled and has an amazing touch. He flows with an intuition about my body that I've rarely experienced. The benefits he provides extend far beyond our regular sessions.

His massages improve the quality of my life, and I'm so grateful for him.

Testimonials from before May 23, 2018 were submitted directly by clients.